Amelia Island is a four-season destination in northeast Florida and offers a wide array of festivals and activities to enhance your stay at The Addison on Amelia Island.
Calendar of Amelia Island Events
Fernandina Beach Market Place Farmers Market, weekly on Saturday 9AM – 1PM. Conveniently located one block from the inn and a great way to walk off breakfast. http://fernandinabeachmarketplace.com
Farmers Market Tour and Class, weekly on Saturday 10:30AM – 1:00PM. Learn to shop like a Chef! Join Chef Bill for a lively walk through Fernandina’s Farmer’s Market and back to the Academy for a demonstration cooking class that takes you literally farm to table. Chef Bill brings out the natural flavors of fresh, locally grown produce with light, delicious dressings and dips.
Artrageous Artwalk, monthly on 2nd Saturday, 5:30PM – 8:30PM. Galleries located within walking distance of the inn in historic downtown Fernandina Beach. http://islandart.org/artrageous-artwalk
Sounds on Centre, monthly on Friday evening, 6PM – 8PM. Centre Street between 2nd Street and Front Street. Sounds on Centre is a free outdoor concert held on First Fridays from April through October, including a special Thursday event May 2nd – 7:30 pm following the Shrimp Festival Parade. Get ready to dance in the streets to classic rock, blues, oldies, and more at the intersections of Second Street and Centre Street in Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach Florida.
2019 Musical Artists:
April 5 – Str8-Up
May 2 – Decades Band (Starts at 7:30pm after Shrimp Fest Parade)
June 7 – Mojo Roux
July 5 – Island Vibe
August 2 – Honey Badgers
September 6 – The Bluff 5 Band
October 4 – Surprise Guest Music Group
The Sprouting Project Dinners monthly on Saturday at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort Cocktails at 6PM Dinner at 7PM
Enjoy an intimate southern-inspired farm-to-table dinner at The Sprouting Project. Guests will tour Amelia Island Plantation’s state-of-the-art aquaponic greenhouse, expansive organic garden and large collection of beehives before enjoying a plated dinner that incorporates items harvested directly from The Sprouting Project. This monthly event will showcase both the creativity and culture of our chefs in a lush, outdoor setting. https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/amelia-island-plantation/dining/monthly-dinners
Adult Twilight BYOB Cruise weekly on Friday and Saturday evenings beginning March 1, 2019 With a glass of your favorite BYOB beverage (available for purchase at the inn) and wind in your hair, you’ll float away to a tropical paradise. https://www.ameliarivercruises.com/cruises/adult-twilight-byob-tour/
April 26, 2019 Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival Anne Akiko Meyers, violin and Jason Vieaux, classical guitar
May 3 – 5, 2019 Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival http://shrimpfestival.com
May 9 – 12, 2019 Fish to Fork Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/amelia-island-plantation/things-to-do/fish-to-fork
Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort will host its 6th Annual Fish to Fork, May 9-12, 2019. With sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean and beautiful tree canopies as a backdrop, the weekend will offer an unmatched foodie experience, with true dock-to-dish specialties in a fun and interactive atmosphere. The resort will welcome renowned chefs from around the country to showcase their fishing and culinary skills, leading up to a final Chef Showdown on Saturday night with a live vote from event guests!
May 17 – 19, 2019 Wild Amelia Nature Festival Fernandina Beach Parks and Recreation http://wildamelia.org/Nature_Festival.html
Three day Nature Festival during the thrid weekend of May, with educational activities year-round, including, but not limited to, a series of nature forums called Wild Nites; nature photography classes in the community and in community organizations; road and beach cleanups; the publication of a nature photography calendar; participation in community festivals and exhibits; sea turtle releases in cooperation with the Georgia Sea Turtle Center
June – September 2019 Shrimping Eco Tour with Amelia River Cruises https://www.ameliarivercruises.com/cruises/shrimping-eco-tour/
An interactive exploration of Tiger Basin, our guests will be coached on the operation of an Otter Trawl shrimp net. Historically developed in Fernandina, this net is similar to the nets used by the commercial shrimp industry today. Deploying and retrieving the net is part of the hands-on experience. The catch will then be displayed in an on-board aquarium and each of the creatures will be identified and released back into the wild. We continue to explore the backwaters and tidal creeks that make up this estuary before returning to historic Fernandina Beach.